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Last night in Japan Sep 02

Well its here.  My final sleep before leaving Japan!  I’m spent the 36 hours in Kyoto on a mission to decompress brain and get a bit of zen back into my life.

Its going well!  News from Oz at about 2pm Japan time that Tonto has arrived safely and was now at Eastern Creek in row 4!  (yes it does sound abit like a cell block).

Headed of to Nanzenji then to start the disengaging mental gears.  Today a call with Tonto carer and confirmation that all is very well, so off for more relax!

Been up the top of Mt Hiei (Hieizn) wandering in gardens, Sugi forests and temples.  Finished the day with a soak in the pool to restore body temperature to normal and dinner with a friend in town.

I have one more morning left which will be at Daitokuji which has many famous Zen temples and is basically ‘hardcore’ Zen!  I’m ready for it now, mental gears are free spinning, the internal mental voice is just a whisper if at all (and I’m not hearing voices – Yet).  The bell at the nearby temple is just ringing in 9pm and its a perfect synergy to the calming energy that pervades through Kyoto.

The time of year is perfect as well as the main summer holiday rush is over so the crowds are gone, everything has been at peaceful pace, just what a tired soul needs.

I was asked today if I leave with any regrets, and I’ve been asked by many will I miss Japan.

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